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Deadlock: A Novel

by Iris Johansen

St. Martin's Press | February 18, 2010 | Hardcover |

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Emily Hudson is an archeologist who travels the world in search of priceless artifacts from war-torn countries and other hot spots.    Her best friend and partner, Joel Levy, is always at her side-until one day, her entire crew is massacred and Joel and Emily are held captive. Victims of one of the most ruthless and evil human beings on earth.  For two weeks they try to survive, until Emily is the unwitting instrument in Joel's demise. 

John Garrett has worked for the CIA, MI6, and whoever else needed his services.  Now, the CIA comes calling with a desperate mission for him: save Emily Hudson.  But their may be more to this job than they let him know.  And soon, his connection to Emily has him questioning everything he thought to be true.  Emily has vengeance on her mind.  Will Garrett aid her in getting revenge?  Can Emily help him get to the truth behind a bigger conspiracy?  Or will they both die trying…With lightning-fast pacing, plot twists and shocking betrayals, Iris Johansen is at the top of her game in this latest thriller.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 384 Pages, 6.3 × 9.45 × 1.18 in

Published: February 18, 2010

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0312368119

ISBN - 13: 9780312368111

Found in: Mystery and Suspense

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Deadlock: A Novel

Deadlock: A Novel

by Iris Johansen

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 384 Pages, 6.3 × 9.45 × 1.18 in

Published: February 18, 2010

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0312368119

ISBN - 13: 9780312368111

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Chapter One Darlov, Afghanistan "That''s the end of it." Joel Levy stepped back from the bed of the truck with a sigh of satisfaction. "Now, can we get the hell out of here, Emily? I don’t like the look of those clouds. All we need is to get caught in a snowstorm to make this trip a total waste of time."   "It’s not been a waste of time," Emily Hudson said as she zipped up her fleece-lined jacket. But Joel was right, the temperature had dropped dramatically in the last hour, and the air had a bite to it. "Just because we didn’t find anything that we haven’t seen before doesn’t mean that those artifacts aren’t worth saving. It means something to these people, this country."   "Save the lecture for your class at the university," Joel said. "All I know is that we drove all the way up here into the mountains to this little museum that no one but us seems to give a damn about. And no wonder. Most of those artifacts are less than a hundred years old."   "And you wanted to find Alexander’s sword or a new version of the Bible." Emily made a face at him. "And I’m not lecturing you. Do you think I’m nuts? I know it would be hopeless. I don’t know how you got your doctorate. You’re no scholar, you’re an Indiana Jones wannabe."   "You’re just jealous." Joel grinned. "You want to be Indiana Jones, too, but you’re weighed down by paperwork and responsibility. All that stuff is sapping th
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Emily Hudson is an archeologist who travels the world in search of priceless artifacts from war-torn countries and other hot spots.    Her best friend and partner, Joel Levy, is always at her side-until one day, her entire crew is massacred and Joel and Emily are held captive. Victims of one of the most ruthless and evil human beings on earth.  For two weeks they try to survive, until Emily is the unwitting instrument in Joel's demise. 

John Garrett has worked for the CIA, MI6, and whoever else needed his services.  Now, the CIA comes calling with a desperate mission for him: save Emily Hudson.  But their may be more to this job than they let him know.  And soon, his connection to Emily has him questioning everything he thought to be true.  Emily has vengeance on her mind.  Will Garrett aid her in getting revenge?  Can Emily help him get to the truth behind a bigger conspiracy?  Or will they both die trying…With lightning-fast pacing, plot twists and shocking betrayals, Iris Johansen is at the top of her game in this latest thriller.

About the Author

IRIS JOHANSEN is the New York Times bestselling author of Quicksand,  Pandora''s Daughter, Killer Dreams, On the Run, Countdown, Firestorm, Fatal Tide, Dead Aim, No One to Trust, Stalemate and more.  She lives near Atlanta, Georgia.

Editorial Reviews

"The pace is lightning fast, and the cat-and-mouse game completely lethal.... This one''s chilling to the bone!"
--RT Book Reviews
 
"Another solid effort from Iris Johansen --- fast-paced and dialogue-rich, with plenty of international intrigue."
--Bookreporter.com
 
"The story line is filled with action but it is the strong cast and the geography that make DEADLOCK a stunning thriller."
--Genre Go Round Reviews blog
 
"Tour de force is a term that is overused in describing thrillers, but I think it's an apt description of Deadlock."--The Pew Reviews blog
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